Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day Barbecue

We hosted our family for a Mother's Day barbecue yesterday and had a great time. Four grandmothers (one a great grandma) were in attendance and, of course, 1 super mother (Julia). These meals are truly rewarding but they are also quite a bit of work. Julia worked especially hard on a day when she should be the one being pampered. I have to say that I really do appreciate all the hard work and patience and sacrifice that Julia puts into being a fantastic mother and partner. I'm a lucky guy.

On top of that, the weather was perfect (even for California) and the long table remained in shade the whole day. Who could ask for more?

Here's the table before everyone sat down.

Judging by the clean plates and clean corn cobs I think the meal was a success.

In honor of Mother's Day we decided to give the mother bird in the tent a reprieve from having her nest moved out of the tent. We didn't want to keep her away from her chicks for 3 or 4 hours while we ate but moving the nest felt inappropriate given the occasion so we just moved the tables out to another area of the yard. We'll have wait for another opportunity to show how to move a nest should the need arise.

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